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740 won’t start

Your 740 won’t start?

Everything to look for when your Volvo 740 won’t start:

Halls Sensor – This is located in the distributor and tells the computer engine speed and relative TDC, assuming the timing belt is indexed correctly. As long as your engine can run, at least for a little bit, we can assume this is operating correctly.

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Bonus! More on the Volvo 740

The highly successful Volvo 760 GLE was developed and expanded to give birth to the Volvo 740 GLE in 1984. This new Volvo model was a 4-cylinder alternative to the 760.

The Volvo 740 estate car owed its immense success primarily to factors such as its sheer reliability and renowned safety levels.

Over the years, the Volvo 740 was powered by a range of different engines, mostly 4-cylinder in-line units with or without turbochargers, and there were also 6-cylinder diesel variants.

The exterior underwent a minor facelift in autumn 1988 to carry the model into the 1989 model year.

From August 1990, the Volvo 740 was made in parallel with the 940 for two years, after which the latter took over completely from the 740.

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Hi,the Crank Position Sensor located in the top of the Bellhousing (If you don’t have a Hall Sensor in your Distributor )does the same job.

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